Category Archives: Gardens

Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 Mr. Tamsky’s 5th grade class from John Muir Elementary School did their science lesson in the garden learning about water conservation and seed planting. They talked about ratios of salt water to drinking water, and why clean water is important. They discussed ideas for water conservation and how they can recycle … Continue reading Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

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BEETS Building the Hayward Rec Garden

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began designing a new, more permanent garden at Hayward Recreation Center. They decided how it should look and what measurements were need to put it together. A great sense of pride to design this project on their own.

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BEETS Tending the Koshland Garden

November 2nd, 2011

The fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) have been busy tending and building new gardens throughout the Western Addition. In Koshland Garden they readied the soil for planting of fava beans, and dug up the summer crop of Jerusalem artichokes.

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Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

November 2nd, 2011

On September 24th Rosa Parks was a flurry of excitement. It seemed like every student and their parents came out for a great day of activities to support the school. There were games, crafts, items for sale, a raffle, fantastic BBQ and lots of fun for all. The event happened in the Rosa Parks first … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

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Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

September 9th, 2011

Please join us for a great day outdoors in the fresh air, getting some exercise and making our home based park and garden shine. We will be weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, and picking up trash. Koshland Park is located on the corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. The garden is down the … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

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Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

August 8th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4,2011 the BEETS (band of environmentally educated and employable teens) joined the youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center for a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. As the day progressed, fog turned into sunshine as youth wandered through the farm soaking up the fresh air and great outdoors. … Continue reading Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

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BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

August 1st, 2011

On July 21st and July 26th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) built a garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex on Fulton Street. Everyone had a sense of accomplishment as the weeds were uprooted, lumber measured and laid out, and soil and compost mixed in. This native garden will … Continue reading BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

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After-School Youth Grow Garden at Booker T. Washington Center

March 23rd, 2011

The University of San Francisco Interns have been hard at work getting the Booker T. Washington garden together for the after-school students to enjoy. (See previous post).  CommunityGrows has been helping them fix up the chicken shed, get planter beds in order, erect fences and stake bean poles.  On March 3, 2011 the kids came … Continue reading After-School Youth Grow Garden at Booker T. Washington Center

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Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

December 26th, 2010

CommunityGrows has been assisting Rosa Parks Elementary School with their new garden education program which started up this fall 2010.  Nora Brereton, Programs Manager and Environmental Educator, has been working with teachers, students, staff and the PTA to help get the garden spaces up and running and lead the science content outdoor garden classes on … Continue reading Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

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New Garden at Rosa Parks Elementary School!

July 31st, 2010

On April 21, 2010 Nora Brereton and Barbara Wenger, both staff of CommunityGrows, met with Rosa Parks Elementary School Garden Team to discuss starting a new garden on the school site.  What a beautiful school with lots of space.  We met the school nutritionist, Louise Hjortenfalk, PTA President, Lora Hirschberg, and parent Barbara Fujimoto to … Continue reading New Garden at Rosa Parks Elementary School!

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